Ryan Gosling in The Big Short with Pitt and Bale

BREAKING NEWS  (13 Jan. 2015)

UPDATED 14 Jan 2015 (*)

Ryan Gosling teams with Pitt and Bale for the adaption of The Big Short, produced by Paramount. 

THR has just reported the news:

Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are teaming up for a Plan B and Paramount’s adaptation
of a Michael Lewis best-seller.

The three actors are in various stages of talks to star in The Big Short, the adaptation of Lewis’ takedown of the financial crisis. Lewis is the author of Moneyball, the financial-sports book whose adaptation Pitt starred in and produced in 2011.

Pitt and his Plan B shingle are producing Big Short, which has a script by Adam McKay. McKay is expected to direct the drama, although there is no timetable yet. Paramount had no comment.

Variety reports the exclusive news as confirmed.

The movie is based on the book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis:
The Book by M. Lewis
and describes several of the key players in the creation of the credit default swap market that sought to bet against the collateralized debt obligation (CDO) bubble and thus ended up profiting from the financial crisis of 2007–2010. The book also highlights the eccentric nature of the type of person who bets against the market or goes against the grain.
The work follows people who believed the bubble was going to burst, like Meredith Whitney, who predicted the demise of Citigroup and Bear Stearns; Steve Eisman, an outspoken hedge fund manager; Greg Lippmann, a Deutsche Bank trader; Eugene Xu, a quantitative analyst who created the first CDO market by matching buyers and sellers; the founders of Cornwall Capital, who started a hedge fund in their garage with $110,000 and built it into $120 million when the market crashed; and Dr. Michael Burry, an ex-neurologist who created Scion Capital despite suffering from blindness in one eye and Asperger's syndrome (source: Wikipedia).

Director Adam McKay
The script has been written by Adam McKay, that has comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys (they also also founded their comedy website Funny or Die, do you remember A Christmas Drunken Story with  Ryan, Eva and Jim Carrey?) and according to Variety McKay should be also the director of the movie.

The movie is produced by Paramount Pictures (Indiana Jones, Star Trek, The Godfather among others) and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, founded by Pitt in 2002 with Brad Grey and Jennifer Aniston. Plan B produced many movies like A mighty Heart, Eat Pray Love, The Tree of Life, 12 years a slave and Selma (out now).

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